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What does Southern mean?

Southern Pronunciation of Southern [south-ern] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Southern means "from the south". Southern is an alternate spelling of Sothern (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english.


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Middle name pairings:
Southern Tyrus (S.T.), ..

How popular is Southern?

Southern is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4381 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Southern has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Southern name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Southern outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ahern, Bourn, Hawthorn, Lother, Louther, Luther, Luvern, Saunder, Saunders, Severn, Shepherd, Shubert, Skuyler, Slater, Smithson, Smythe, Smythson (see Smith), Sohan, Somers, Sommer, Sommers, Soren, Southerland, Southwell, Squier, Squiers, Stearn, Steen, Stein, Sten, Stephen, Stern, Sterne, Struther (see Struthers), Struthers, Sudbery (see Sudbury), Sumner, Sutherland, Sutton, Swithin, Swithinn (see Swithin), Swithun and Trahern. These names tend to be more frequently used than Southern.

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